BREAKING NEWS: Hiker passes away Sunday

BUCKHANNON — A woman died Sunday morning while hiking with another individual on property located on the Brushy Fork Road, according to a release from the Upshur County Sheriff's Department. Michelle Lopersti, 54, was hiking with another individual and she started having chest pains and immediately went unresponsive, according to the release. The Upshur County Sheriff's Department was assisted by Upshur County EMS, Buckhannon Fire Department and Natural Resource Police with recovering and removing the body. The case is not considered suspicous at this time. Cpl. Rodney Rolenson is the investigating officer.

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